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People behind Debian: Ana Beatriz Guerrero López

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raphaelhertzog.com: If you met Ana, you’ll easily remember her. She has a great and pronounced Spanish accent… Smile I’m glad that the existence of the Debian Women project helped her to join Debian because she has been doing a great job.

Interviewing the Naev Team

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Gaming

gamingonlinux.com: This Monday GoL brings you parallel interviews with members of the core team for the free open-source game "Naev" Naev is a 2D space trading and combat game, taking inspiration from the Escape Velocity series, among others.

Katherine Noyes: I'm a Linux fan, and I enjoy helping to bring Linux to the forefront

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Linux
Interviews

linuxblog.darkduck: If you have enjoyed two interviews I made with women in Linux world before, I am sure you will love this one too. I'll not talk too much in the beginning. Let me introduce my today's guest: Katherine Noyes.

The Linux Setup - Goblin, TechBytes/OpenBytes

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Linux
Interviews

mylinuxrig.com: I kind of love it when interviewees say they have a perfect Linux setup. It’s nice to see someone living the dream. Goblin, aka Tim, has a setup he considers to be perfect, and that gives us all something to strive for.

Interview with Milan Kazarka

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Gentoo
Hardware
Interviews

gentoo.org: Milan is from Foresight Media s.r.o, who produce interactive Touch Tables, that run Gentoo Linux. One of the products are a low cost alternative to Microsoft's Surface.

Interview with Quackers

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: 2. When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?

People Behind Debian: Steve McIntyre

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Interviews

raphaelhertzog.com: Steve McIntyre has been contributing to Debian since 1996, 2 years before I joined! But I quickly stumbled upon Steve: in 1999, he was struggling with getting his debian-cd script to produce 2 ISO images. I remember those times very well.

Canonical CEO: Ubuntu tablet OS will battle Android, iOS

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Ubuntu

infoworld.com: Jane Silber believes there's plenty of room for a new player in tablets, TVs, and maybe even smartphones

People of openSUSE: Frederic Crozat

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Today we have the chance to interview SUSE’s Freederic Crozat, who’s responsible for systemd in openSUSE.

Interview with Jim Zemlin, Linux Foundation, Part II

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computerworlduk.com: Given Zemlin's unique perspective as someone at the heart of the open source community (see Part I of this interview), I was keen to hear his views on why he thought Linux was becoming so successful in the embedded sector. His analysis was interesting:

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  • Jay Beale: Linux Security and Remembering Bastille Linux
    Security expert and co-creator of the Linux-hardening (and now Unix-hardening) project Bastille Linux. That’s Jay Beale. He’s been working with Linux, and specifically on security, since the late 1980s. The greatest threat to Linux these days? According to Beale, the thing you really need to watch out for is your Android phone, which your handset manufacturer and wireless carrier may or may not be good about updating with the latest security patches. Even worse? Applications you get outside of the controlled Google Play and Amazon environments, where who-knows-what malware may lurk. On your regular desktop or laptop Linux installation, Beale says the best security precaution you can take is encrypting your hard drive — which isn’t at all hard to do. He and I also talked a bit, toward the end, about how “the Linux community” was so tiny, once upon a time, that it wasn’t hard to know most of its major players. He also has some words of encouragement for those of you who are new to Linux and possibly a bit confused now and then. We were all new and confused once upon a time, and got less confused as we learned. Guess what? You can learn, too, and you never know where that knowledge can take you.
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  • Let's Encrypt: Every Server on the Internet Should Have a Certificate
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